Written by Ella Peary May 6th, 2021

Periwinkle Literary Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Periwinkle Literary Magazine publishes writing that doesn’t fit in—writing that’s too raw, too visceral, or too sad for other journals. “We want your sad girl poems, grotesque imagery, and abstract daydreams,” says the editor. Periwinkle aims to help all authors find a place in the literary world.

Periwinkle is published online and as a print-on-demand journal. Since launching in October 2019, they’ve published four issues. Before submitting, it’s a good idea to read the latest issue of Periwinkle to get a sense of their style.

Now through May 30, Periwinkle is seeking submissions for their upcoming edition, themed “High Tea.” Poets may submit up to five poems. Authors of fiction may submit up to three stories, 5,000 words or fewer. Authors of nonfiction may submit up to two pieces, 4,000 words or fewer. Authors may submit in more than one genre.

Periwinkle aims to showcase a wide variety of voices, including those of marginalized authors. They also work with authors to polish pieces that show promise but aren’t publication ready.

Periwinkle accepts submissions via email, not by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but they ask that authors note these submissions in a cover letter and withdraw work published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

Periwinkle only accepts submissions that follow they guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Periwinkle, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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